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Unformatted text preview: orbit intersect at. Its relevance is that eclipses can only occur if the Sun lies on or near the line of nodes and if at the same time the Moon lies on or near the line of nodes. 16. By far, Galileo’s work would have largely convinced me that the heliocentric model is correct. This work is the most compelling to me because it proves without a doubt the heliocentric model is correct with some simple observations. He observed that Venus had gibbous phases, and if the geocentric model were correct then these phases would have been impossible to see. Also, he observed moons orbiting Jupiter that behaved exactly like the Copernican model for the motion of planets around the Sun. It also proved other planets could be the center of motion, meaning Earth was not totally unique from all the other planets. 17. c) Day arc at 0° latitude, equator Author: Tau’olunga Day arc at 20° latitude Author: Tau’olunga...
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- Fall '07
- Heliocentric Model, Ecliptic, John Brinck ID, Universe Prof Warner